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  Pondering Jew - How I Got This Way. A blog by Lieba Rudolph.
Whose Perspective Are You Getting? by Lieba_Rudolph
BH I'm getting so much information about the terror in Israel, mostly via Facebook, that it's hard to know what's really going on. I watch a video and I wonder, who's doing the filming? What does t...
Why I Love Yizkor by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H “Where were your grandparents from?” Chaya asked within minutes of meeting me at the Tzemach Tzedek shul in Jerusalem's Old City on Simchas Torah. These kinds of questions are part of the uniqu...
The Very First Frenemy by Lieba_Rudolph
BH   I sometimes think about how much younger I would be if I could regain all the time I spent thinking certain thoughts, thoughts I assumed were truly mine, thoughts I now understand I should hav...
Here Comes that Awe-ful Feeling by Lieba_Rudolph
BH I'm not a psychic, but I can predict with some certainty that this is going to happen to me: I am going to go to shul on Yom Kippur, look in my  Machzor  prayer book, and see my smorgasbord of s...
Three Good Things I've Learned about G-d by Lieba_Rudolph
BH "Don't worry, I'm fine," I answer with the knowing smile of a veteran mother. This is my response to almost everyone who walks into our house these days and comments on how quiet it is. If I wer...
Why I Refused to Shake the President's Hand by Lieba_Rudolph
The shmoozing was good, and Jon didn't seem to mind that we were still undecided as the Apple store was closing. What product could best help me blog on the go? My husband Zev and daughter Rivky we...
79MA_IMG_0772.JPG Peace Is Possible: The Three-State Solution by Lieba_Rudolph
BH The wind whips against my face, the ocean's rhythmic waves boldly brush the shores. I stare past the froth to the endless sea, transfixed. A feeling of discomfort soon sets in. My mind is grippe...
5NK9_d83e2e06a57645041b3aefd1bbe7f5c1.jpg Learning from My Mistake by Lieba_Rudolph
  BH Last year, I wrote about our family vacation in Nantucket and regretted it as soon as I published it. I knew immediately why people who write weekly columns take vacations and don't share anyt...
The Best Kept Jewish Secret by Lieba_Rudolph
B”H “You should do it, it’ll give you something to write about!” Rochel effused in her inimitable, hard to refuse way. She wanted me to be part of the  Chevra Kadisha , the Jewish Burial society. I...
Everything Is Relative--The Sequel by Lieba_Rudolph
  BH I figure, if it works for Hollywood, it can work for me, too. Why not make the most of a good story? Of course, unlike blockbuster-minded Hollywood, I try to remember this blog is about reachi...